St John's Road, Stansted: Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in full swing as new families and older generations united for a fun-filled street party
Residents of the St John's Road area of Stansted lined the street with red, white and blue tables as they enjoyed music, food, drink and games at their street party on Sunday (June 5).
More than 220 residents in families from St John's Road, St John's Avenue, St John's Crescent and Burnells Way marked the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with an event that was also attended by the vicar of St John's Church, Rev Dr Colin Fairweather.
Children played outside, enjoying chalk drawing, hook-a-duck, face painting and crown making, while the afternoon brought musical performances from The Other Band and MCM Country Music Band.
The event was organised by Judith Grover, Sarah Boggis and Jay-Louise Knight. It raised several hundred pounds for the British Red Cross Ukraine appeal through a raffle as well as bottle, kids and sweetie tombolas.
Said Jay-Louise: "It all went really well. Nobody let the weather bother them – we had about 10-20 minutes where it was spitting, but other than that it was fine.
"We had bands playing, a hog roast, which was amazing, a converted horsebox selling gin and great raffle prizes donated by businesses in the village. And a very boozy bottle tombola which was sold out in 45 minutes!
"The children were all playing together and it was lovely to see. I think the highlight was just everyone getting together after not being able to for such a long time.
"Also, we have quite a few new residents now so it was nice for the new families, to welcome them and get to know them, and everyone was chatting and sharing a drink with the older generation who still live here. It was lovely."
The organisers thanked Linden House, The Old Bell, Bear and Eden, Rose and Crown, Wood Grill, Tesco Express, Dog and Duck, Yeomans, Paris Legore Florists, Kings Butchers, Co-op, Daniel Robinson and Sons, Steve Golding Greengrocers as well as residents who donated prizes and bottles for the tombola.
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